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Contributor: Kathryn Garbett

Partner, Dispute Resolution

Kathryn is a specialist in civil fraud, heads the Firm’s Fraud Defence Department and is renowned for the successful pursuit or defence of serious fraud allegations. The hallmark of her practice is comprehensive strategic advice to anyone facing a civil claim while being investigated at the same time by prosecution agencies, Inland Revenue, regulators or employers. To find out more about Kathryn, please click here.

Recent posts by Kathryn Garbett

  • Malicious Prosecution of Civil Claims

    Until relatively recently, a defendant that had successfully defended a maliciously advanced civil claim was prevented from bringing a claim for malicious prosecution against that claimant in respect of the damage caused. Whilst malicious prosecution claims could be brought in respect of criminal proceedings, civil proceedings were treated differently. Unfortunately, as many individuals that have… Read more

  • Fraud Insights: failure to prevent facilitation of tax evasion

    The new regime of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion came into force on 30 September 2017, pursuant to Part 3 of the Criminal Finances Act 2017 (the “Act“). The Act has created two offences; failure to prevent facilitation of UK tax evasion (the “UK Offence“), and failure to prevent facilitation of foreign… Read more

  • SFO Statistics Show Limited Recovery for Victims

    The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has recently published its Annual Report for 2016/17 which identified that for this period the SFO opened 12 new criminal investigations, concluded 16 prosecutions and brought charges against 25 companies and eight individuals. On the back of its success using a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with Standard Bank last year,… Read more

  • Dial F for Fraud: Mobile Technology, Safety and Security

    For the first time last year, active mobile phones outnumbered people on the planet*. With more sophisticated applications being developed every day, people have become more reliant on their mobile phone than ever before, from using it for everything from taxi bookings to paying their bills. But the growing prevalence of mobiles in everyday life… Read more